Striker Kayode Olanrewaju has been called up to replace injured youngster Victor Osimhen for the Super Eagles of Nigeria friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in this month’s friendlies to take place in England.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Gernot Rohr’s decision to replace the former Golden Eaglets star for the important games to take place on March 23 and 27.
Just In: Olanrewaju Kayode of Austria Wien has been invited in place of Victor Osimhen, who is still recovering from injury.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) March 8, 2017
The former Nigeria U-17, U-20 and U-23, earlier in the week, talked to the Nigerian media about his interest to represent Nigeria after impressing at his Austrian elite league side, Austria Vienna, scoring 16 goals and assisting six this season in all competitions.
This is the 23-year-old’s first call-up to the senior national team..